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PL Truth SeekerHQ They call me many things: Murderer. Cutthroat. Thief. But you may call me The Butcher.

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The Butcher (died 48 BCE) was a Greek citizen of Egypt and an ally of Berenike, a member of the Order of the Ancients and the nomarch of Faiyum during the reign of Ptolemy XIII.


The Butcher was a wealthy noble who owned and lived in a villa in Soknopaiou Nesos. His wealth largely came from stealing grain from the Egyptian villagers in the Faiyum, which he did as an underling of, and with the help of Berenike, the nomarch of Faiyum and a member of the Order of the Ancients. The Butcher was given a number of soldiers and bodyguards to do his bidding, including torturing and beating up farmers in Karanis who refused to give up their grain.[1]

The Butcher was also familiar with the Order, and Berenike's status and cryptonym in it. [1]

The Butcher's operation was eventually discovered by the Medjay Bayek of Siwa in 48 BCE, who confronted the Butcher in his villa. The Butcher gave Bayek an offer to walk away and leave him alone, which Bayek refused, leading the Butcher to order his men to eliminate the Medjay. Despite their efforts however, the Butcher and his guards were eventually killed by Bayek, ending his operations.[1]



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